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British Embassy (Dili)

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 12 October 2006

Further to the announcement of the former Foreign Secretary my right hon. Friend the Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw), to Parliament in 2004 that our Embassy in Dili would close by the end of 2006, it has now been decided that the post will close on 13 October. As agreed at the time of the original decision, the responsibility for East Timor will shift to the British Embassy in Jakarta from this date. An Honorary Consul will also be appointed. The Government of East Timor has been informed.